Masked Dancer fans in shock over Bonnie Langford's real age after she is unmasked as Squirrel

FANS of the Masked Dancer were left in shock after discovering Bonnie Langsford's real age after she was unmasked as Squirrel.

The 56-year-old shocked viewers and judges when she was revealed as the super flexible and energetic character as she came second in the TV contest.

Bonnie's amazing moves – including the splits and kicking her leg above her head – led viewers to dubbing her decades younger than she is.

Fans were convinced that Squirrel was former EastEnders actress Maisie Smith – an 18-year-old – thanks to her flexibility.

As she was unmasked, the judges were shocked into a stunned silence as she told viewers she had "loved" her "crazy" experience on the show.

Struggling to find words, guest panellist Holly Willoughby finally said: “The way you move your body around that stage its like your 18!”

Viewers were just as stunned – especially when they discovered Bonnie's age – and took to social media to share their reaction.

One kicked off the debate: "Now were all asking Alexa how old is Bonnie Langford? Bloody hell, how amazing was she!"

Another wrote: "How was Squirrel Bonnie Langford? She’s 56 years old! Smashing it like an 18 year old, leg tilts, jump splits! Love it."

"Bonnie Langford is 56 and can do the drop splits and get her ankle up around her ear hole and here I am at 37 and I can't even touch my damn toes," one woman joked.

While a fourth said: "Bonnie Langford doing the splits and high kicks at her age, while I get out of breath opening a packet of crisps."

"If Bonnie Langford can get her legs up that high at her age then there is hope for me yet," another concluded.

Someone else pointed out the ages of all the final contestants on the ITV series and gushed that it proved "age is just a number".

"Tamsin Outhwaite is 50, Howard Donald 53, Bonnie Langford and Craig Revel Horwood both 56 – all absolutely smashed it," they wrote.

Louis Smith crowned the winner as Carwash after Bonnie Langford finished in second place as Squirrel on last night's final show.

The final saw four masked celebrities remaining, Zip, Carwash, Squirrel and Scarecrow – with Zip voted off first and revealed as Howard Donald.

Olympic gymnast Louis unveiled himself at the end of the show, making it the second dance competition he had won, having triumphed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012.

Louis, 32, said of taking part in the show: "It has been the most bonkers show I've ever done but it's been incredible."

Louis just pipped Bonnie, 56, to the win, but the judges seemed most shocked to see her unmasked having been convinced it was a younger star such as Maisie Smith.

Delighted with the comments, Bonnie said: "It's been such a joy, I mean it is nuts, It's been so fantastic."

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